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My Children Wear Glasses, Too!

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a growing concern of many parents. It seems that children are starting to wear eyeglasses at a much younger age than in the past, which was the case with my own two children. Even though my wife and I did not start wearing eyeglasses until college, our sons began in second […]

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Katie Van Hise

20/20 Advice for Parents

By Katie Van Hise    Selecting eyewear for your child can be a daunting task.   Which frames will last the longest? Is it too soon to consider contacts? Does my child really need to wear sunglasses?   All of these questions and more are tackled in a helpful 10-point list compiled by Dr. Kimberly […]

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Dr Anna DiGeso

Look Your Best: A Doctor of Optometry Tackles Your Questions About Eye Health

By Dr. Anna DiGeso  I often see floating spots and flashes of light. Should I be concerned? Spots, often called “floaters,” are particles within the vitreous humor, which is the clear, jelly-like fluid within the eye. They can take on many forms and consistencies and will shift position as you move your eyes. Floaters can […]

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Dr Leonard Press

Help For Adults Through Vision Therapy

by Leonard Press At one point in time, vision therapy was considered to be effective only for children. Though the years, we found that adults who were motivated to change their visual performance were able to make changes as profound as those experienced with younger patients.   Although he holds a high administrative position in […]

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Katie Van Hise

Decorative Contact Lenses

Decorative (also known as cosmetic or novelty) cosmetic lenses are often sold illegally via the internet and on the boardwalk. Despite the Federal law in place to regulate this practice and the New Jersey Contact Lens Dispenser Act, the illegal sale of contact lenses has continued with impunity and has resulted in numerous documented cases […]

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Dr Leonard Press

Vision Therapy for Adults

By Leonard Press Podcast: Listen to Sue Barry explain her experiences: Podcast — Interview   From KERA think.   The June 19, 2006 issue of the The New Yorker magazine features a story about vision therapy. It is a notable story on many levels, perhaps the most notable aspect in that it was written by Oliver Sacks, M.D. Dr. […]

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Dr Leonard Press

Super Bowl Receiver Credits Vision Therapy

by Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO One player in the 2009 Super Bowl was given a major advantage over others while still a child. The 25 year-old wider receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald, has a grandfather and aunt who are optometrists in Chicago.   Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Fellow Emeritus of the […]

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Katie Van Hise

Opening Eyes Program Features Optometric Volunteers for Special Olympic Summer Games

By Katie Van Hise  Six to eight times a year Dr. Paul Berman leaves his optometric practice in Hackensack, New Jersey and travels to the sites of various Special Olympics games happening around the world. It was 21 years ago that he realized the absence of vision care among other health services being provided to […]

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Dr Leonard Press

Vision Problems and PressVision

by Dr. Leonard Press Amblyopia Most people refer to amblyopia as “lazy eye”, which isn’t a very good term for it because the problem is with the brain more so than the eye. Amblyopia is the inability to see 20/20 that can’t be attributed to needing glasses, or to eye disease. There are two primary […]

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Katie Van Hise

Can Kids Wear Contacts?

By Katie Van Hise    The most frequently watched video on the NJSOP YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/user/NJSOP is an interview that Dr. Kimberly Friedman did on Fox 29 a few years back about kids and contact lenses. The video, titled Kids & Contacts: How Young is Too Young?, has yielded over 66,000 views and almost 200 viewer […]

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